*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    ROASTED RED PEPPER PESTO CHEESECAKE
 
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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Appetizers                       Cheesecakes
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            Butter-flavoured cracker-
                         Crumbs (about 40 crackers)
      1/4   c            (1/2 stick) butter or marg.
    2       pk           Cream cheese, softened
    1       c            Ricotta cheese
    3                    Eggs
      1/2   c            (2 oz) grated parmesan
      1/2   c            Pesto sauce
      1/2   c            Drained roasted red peppers,
                         Pureed.
 
   Mix crumbs and butter.  Press onto bottom of 9 inch
   springform pan. Bake at 325F for 10 minutes. Mix cream
   cheese and ricotta cheese with electric mixer on
   medium speed until well blended.  Add eggs, 1 at a
   time, mixing well after each addition.  Blend in
   remaining ingredients. Pour over crust. Bake at 325F
   for 55 minutes to 1 hour. Run knife or metal spatula
   around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing
   rim of pan. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.  Let
   stand 15 minjutes at room temperature before serving.
   Garnish, if desired. Serve with crackers. Makes 12 to
   14 servings. ch.
  
 
 
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